Refugees | Religious freedom commission recommends reforms at the Department of Homeland Security
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/03/16, 11:55 am
The U.S. government’s treatment of asylum-seekers is growing worse, according to a new report the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued this week.
“How we treat people who come to our borders says a lot about who we are as Americans,” said USCIRF chairman Thomas J. Reese. “Those seeking refuge from persecution deserve to be treated with dignity and should not be confined in prison-like conditions simply for seeking freedom and protection in the United States.”